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Project Management

Bachelor of Science Degree

Global Accreditation Center seal As project management becomes a required strategic competency for all organizations, this degree gives you the knowledge and skills to manage and lead project teams across multiple business areas.

This degree aligns with core processes found in A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) which is standard practice across the profession.

The courses blend business and leadership principles with project management strategies and skills to support your success as a project manager.

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Courses in the major include:

This course provides an introduction to fundamental project management concepts, processes, and knowledge areas and illustrates the guiding principles that drive the development and management of projects. Focus is placed on identifying strategic direction and meeting stakeholder expectations by developing processes and strategies to achieve business goals and objectives. This course emphasizes ethical decision-making and critical thinking in the project environment.
The course addresses the many aspects of project communications. Topics to be addressed include relationship management, negotiation, influence, and conflict resolution.
This course addresses the development of leadership skills to build and sustain high-performing project teams. Emphasis will be on leadership, team building, team problem solving and decision making, empowerment and coaching, and leading change.
In this course, students will distinguish different tools and techniques for developing and controlling costs within a project while utilizing various estimating techniques and tools. Coverage includes cost estimates, baselines, and controls in terms of validating actions, reporting, cost outcomes, and variances. Through the use of Earned Value, students will be able to interpret the status of a project at any point in the life cycle.
The focus of the course will be determining what needs to be purchased or acquired in order to meet the project goals, and determining when and how to acquire those items. Topics include vendor selection, contracting and negotiation.
This course will provide an in-depth analysis of risk management methodologies, from both the strategic and tactical aspects. State-of-the-art tools and techniques for identifying, measuring, and monitoring risks in the project management environment are examined.
This course begins the capstone project. Students will work in groups to integrate and apply skills and knowledge acquired in previous courses to an actual business need. For this course and the following two courses, students will work on a project team to develop and present a comprehensive project plan based on a request for proposal (RFP) or a project of their choosing. This course focuses on selecting and defining a project including the development of the project charter, responsibility assignment matrix (RAM), organizational chart, communication plan, and work breakdown structure (WBS). The hands-on, problem-based learning approach in this course allows students to apply problem-solving and critical thinking skills to a real-world scenario and demonstrate effective communication and collaboration.
This course will cover specific activities that integrate project management principles with their project life cycle, taking them from pre-award to closure. Students will be engaged in the bid process phases, to include major milestones, and capture team concept. In addition, students will investigate and evaluate different methods for measuring project performance, team member selection, project reporting processes, and coordinating projects across the enterprise.
This course will cover the policy, processes, and procedures involved in assuring that projects satisfy the objectives for which they were undertaken. Emphasis is on quality planning, quality assurance, quality control, and process improvement.

This degree is approved by the Project Management Institute (PMI) as a Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.), which means each course in the program qualifies for professional development units (PDUs) to meet continuing education requirements needed by the PMI® Certification Program credential holders.

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